Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Yes, the TV show came before the book! Which explains why I kept thinking “this feels like an adaptation.” I have a love-hate relationship with book adaptations of movies; mostly they always feel derivative and pointless, and not even Neil Gaiman can make one great. The Neverwhere novelization is better …

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Books about bunnies tend to be cute. Watership Down is not cute, but it IS enthralling. I haven’t read it in a while, and I’d forgotten how amazing the world of Richard Adams’ rabbits is. It’s not just learning about how rabbits live their lives; it’s about the mythology and …